Moments in between

2000, Journal, text by Jesper Lindau.
Photographer: Jens Olof Lasthein

Awarded the ETC Photo Award 2001. Shortlisted for Best Photobook 2001 in Sweden. Selected by Martin Parr and Gerry Badger for The Photobook: A History, vol II, 2006.

From the back cover:

The walls are peppered with bullet holes, while the remains of the blown up mosque act as a wood store.

A young lad stops and looks down the street in both directions, comes closer but then turns away. After a few steps he spins round, comes back and says:

- Everyone here knows what happened to the Muslims. They all know about the mass murder, but nobody can bear living with it.

He then walks quickly away and disappears round a corner.

Jens Olof Lasthein´s book and exhibition deal with daily life in the shadow of war. Between shellings, after ethnic cleansing or before a shot is fired.